Dessert Classes NYC

Discover a world of sweet creations with dessert and pastry classes in NYC. From mastering the art of macarons to creating decadent chocolate desserts, become a skilled pastry chef and impress your friends and family with delicious treats.

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Eclair & Cream Puff

Atelier Sucré @ 104 East 7th Street, New York, NY 10009

During this session, students will learn the traditional French art of making these light and tasty all-time favorite desserts. Chef will guide you every step of the way so that you understand how these sophisticated desserts are prepared so that you can perfect the recipes at home. Each student will taste their own hand-made eclairs and cream puffs, and will go home with 4/5 cream puffs and eclairs to enjoy at home, along with recipes and...

Saturday Oct 7th, 10am–12:30pm Eastern Time

Crème Brûlée, Chocolate Mousse & Madeleines

Atelier Sucré @ 104 East 7th Street, New York, NY 10009

Learn to prepare everyone's all-time favorite French desserts! During this session, students will learn how to prepare these classics as the Chef guides you every step of the way to ensure fabulous Crème Brûlée, Chocolate Mousse & Madeleines! Each student will taste their own Crème Brûlée, Chocolate Mousse & Madeleines, and will go home with their own Chocolate Mousse & Madeleines to enjoy at home, along with recipes and...

Saturday Oct 14th, 6–8:30pm Eastern Time

Three Way Soufflé: An All-Soufflé Masterclass

Miette @ 132 Mulberry St, New York, NY 10013

Learn the secrets to creating fluffy and delicious soufflés that can be served for breakfast, lunch (or dinner), and dessert. To start, you’ll create a refreshing salad with a sunflower and sundried tomato topping, dressed with Chef Paul’s famous no-fail French vinaigrette. Then Chef Paul will lead you in preparing three different kinds of soufflé: a breakfast pan soufflé seasoned with fines herbes, a main course soufflé made with cheese...

Saturday Oct 28th, 12–3pm Eastern Time

French Macarons (Gluten Free Recipe) Deal

French Macarons (Gluten Free Recipe)

Atelier Sucré @ 104 East 7th Street, New York, NY 10009

Join the macaron craze! Deceptively simple in appearance, the French macaron is a true art that requires specific techniques, which must be learned in order to perfect this French delicacy. During this class, students will learn how to prepare, bake, and make this delightful light pastry. Our Chef will guide you and teach you every step of the way in order for you to perfect this sophisticated dessert. Bonus! Did you know Macarons are Gluten Free?!...

Sunday Oct 1st, 2–4:30pm Eastern Time


Fondant 101

NY Cake Academy @ 118 West 22nd Street, New York 10011

An intro to fondant, you'll learn how to properly crumb coat a cake, and then cover it with fondant to get that smooth, professional looking finish. This class will also cover an overview of how to make different variations of bows to top your cake. At the end of the class, each student will have their very own bow cake to take home. Tools and Skills Covered: Decorating techniques that will be covered in this class include crumb coating a cake,...

Tuesday Oct 3rd, 11am–1:30pm Eastern Time

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Gelato Training

Modalita LLC @ 65 19th St, Brooklyn, NY 11232

Learn how to make your gelato stand out from any other! Our gelato training class by the chef Sabrina Mancin will teach you how to make superior Italian artisanal gelato. Our comprehensive courses combine interactive theory and hands-on experience. You will learn the gelato basics from scratch, and then you will be able to create your unique kind of artisanal gelato to amuse your customers and make them wish to come back. In addition, we provide...

Monday Oct 9th, 10am–4pm Eastern Time

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Pumpkin Bread + Apple Turnovers

NY Cake Academy @ 118 West 22nd Street, New York 10011

Autumn is here and nothing makes the season sweeter than these two classic, so comforting, desserts!  Each student will make their own loaf of super moist, spicy pumpkin bread and empanada style, pie crust apple turnovers from scratch ingredients.  Hope they make it home!

Sunday Oct 29th, 3–5pm Eastern Time

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French Tarts & Madeleines

Atelier Sucré @ 104 East 7th Street, New York, NY 10009

French Tarts & Madeleines are an elegant way to enjoy Gouter, the traditional French afternoon "snack". Join our chef to learn to prepare tarts, filled with light custard cream and Lemon & Chocolate or Fresh Fruit. Students will also practicing preparing French Madeleines, a perfect accompaniment to any cup of tea or coffee. Each student will taste their own French Tarts & Madeleines, also will go home with their own French tarts...

Sunday Oct 1st, 6–8:30pm Eastern Time


Chocolate Soufflé & Apple Tart

Atelier Sucré @ 104 East 7th Street, New York, NY 10009

One of France's national treasures, 'Le Soufflé' can seem like an impossible dream outside of a professional kitchen. Never fear, in this two and a half hour hands-on baking class, you'll master the skills to create your very own light and airy soufflés and fresh apple tarts at home! Each student will enjoy their own chocolate soufflé on-site and will bring home their own apple tart to savor and share at home! Please Note: All classes/events...

Monday Oct 9th, 3–5:30pm Eastern Time

French Macaron

CocuSocial Cooking Classes @ 140 West 24th Street, New York 00000

Learn to make French macarons to rival Ladurée. In this fun and hands-on class, you’ll learn tips and techniques for making delectable macarons, easy enough to be done in your home kitchen. Together we'll demystify the making of these highly sought-after meringue-based sandwich cookies. You’ll be guided step-by-step through the meringue mixing (macaronage), piping, baking, assembling and of course, the eating! Plus we’ll explore a few decadent...

Sunday Oct 1st, 4–6:30pm Eastern Time

Cupcakes 101

Butter Lane @ 1 American Dream Wy, New Jersey, NY 07073

Let us teach you how to make cupcakes the Butter Lane way! We provide the equipment, ingredients and know how—you provide yourself and your friends. Great for birthday parties and showers! Our classes are casual—from the baking enthusiast who wants to be a part of every step to the friend who’d rather assist (and taste) and meant to be fun and instructive, not hard core. Note: Baking is done as a group and not every student will take hands-on...

Saturday Sep 30th, 1–3pm Eastern Time

Cake Decorating 101

NY Cake Academy @ 118 West 22nd Street, New York 10011

Learn the foundations of cake decorating and several piping techniques, including shells, stars, zig-zag and rosettes. The first ½ of this lesson will concentrate on mastering basic skills and proper technique. The second part of the class will focus on applying the skills you learned to create a professional looking textured buttercream cake. Filling, frosting piping, we will do it all. You Will Learn: Learn how to Crumb Coat Work with American...

Friday Oct 13th, 1:30–4pm Eastern Time


The Brooklyn Kitchen @ 63 N 3rd St , Brooklyn, NY 11249

Learn the art and science behind a flaky, crunchy buttery pie crust in this hands-on pastry class. We'll make two variations on short crust pie dough, the foundation of fruit and custard pies.  Participants will take home their own pie dough to bake at home, make their own fruit galette, and enjoy a flaky fruity pie made together.  Techniques shopping, selecting and storing ingredients planning, prep and timing safe kitchen practices...

Saturday Oct 28th, 3–5pm Eastern Time

Make & Take Truffle

Roni-Sue's Chocolates @ 148 Forsyth St, New York, NY 10002

Ever wish you could make your own rich chocolate truffles?? Well, now you can! Let Roni-Sue show you how it’s done. She’ll show you the secret of ganache making and all the cool stuff you can do with it! Love chocolate covered strawberries?? Wait’ll you taste how great they are dipped in fresh chocolate ganache! [swoon]. Next up, you’ll hand roll and finish a dozen truffles to enjoy. All the while, Roni-Sue is sharing her tips and tricks...

Sunday Oct 1st, 11am–12pm Eastern Time

Turkey Cake

NY Cake Academy @ 118 West 22nd Street, New York 10011

Grace your holiday table with these easy to make whimsical turkey treats!  Each student will create their own turkey cake cut from a round cake and decorated with buttercream plus a funny turkey cupcake and elegant cookie!  Your guests will leave plenty of room for these goodies!

Saturday Nov 18th, 12–2pm Eastern Time

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Discover the Best Dessert Classes in NYC

Think about the last time you enjoyed a dessert. You enjoyed it, right? What if you could make it at home? 

Dessert making has been around since ancient times. Even the Romans were enjoying ice cream. Cultures around the world have their own dessert traditions, and not all of them are as sweet as the modern day. Many recipes from the past include fruits, nuts, and grains.

Technically speaking, desserts are classified as sweets eaten after a meal. In the U.S., desserts tend to vary by season, for instance pumpkin pie is often served in the fall and pistachio cake is served in the spring around the Easter holiday.

Pâtissiers or pastry chefs are those professionals who have dedicated their time to training and mastering the art and science of dessert making. You don’t have to be a professional to learn how to make good desserts, though. There are plenty of hobbyists and enthusiasts who enjoy the process and eating the fruits of their labor.

Why You Should Learn Dessert Making in NYC

Everyone should have a hobby they enjoy. Dessert making is so sweet you just might find you like it. Not only can it relieve stress and feel productive, it can also bring you into a community of people who like dessert making as much as you do. Attending in-person or online classes to learn offers the opportunity to meet many people you may not have otherwise met. 

For those who love taking care of their family and friends, dessert making is almost sure to win you an MVP status among your inner circle. When you take the time to hand make something for a person you care about, it shows you think of them and listen when they’re talking to you. 

Aside from being a delicious hobby, dessert making could also be a healthy “side hustle,” new career, or even a full time business venture. There are 34,000 dessert-based businesses in the U.S., and the industry is worth approximately $17 billion. That means there’s plenty of room for another passionate individual (you) to add a creative new business. 

If you’re interested in professional training and organizations in the dessert making industry, consider looking into the Institute of Culinary Education, Culinary Institute of America, and American Bakers Association (located in Washington D.C. with virtual events). 

If you like to give back to the community, you might enjoy volunteering your newly acquired dessert making skills to organizations like Icing Smiles which makes cakes and other desserts for families with children who have a critical illness. Bake Back America began during the pandemic to serve first responders, essential workers, and those in need with baked goods prepared by volunteers. For Goodness Cakes bakes delicious birthday cakes for youth in underserved areas.

In-Person Dessert Classes & Schools in NYC

New York City is a wonderful place to learn dessert making. With so many in-person classes to choose from, you’ll have the opportunity to ask questions, get hands on, and bond with others who enjoy dessert making, too. Not to mention you’ll have fun blowing off steam and eating your own creations as you learn.

The Brooklyn Kitchen in Sunset Park has roomy studios where they teach dessert making classes like Pie. During the workshop, you’ll learn how to choose the ideal ingredients, prepare and perform pie-making, the technique for creating a perfect pie crust, and even how to present your dessert when it’s done. You’ll get to enjoy your pie crust at the end of class, and take home dough to practice at home. 

For those interested in more specific desserts, Atelier Sucré’s Crème Brûlée, Chocolate Mousse & Madeleines class in East Harlem might be a great option. The chef will guide you step-by-step through these classic French desserts. Having traveled all over the world perfecting their dessert-making skills, you’re sure to have a world-class experience. You’ll even get to take home recipes and instructions for how to make these desserts at home - and your own delicious creations, of course. 

Atelier Sucré also offers Eclair & Cream Puff, where you’ll discover how these traditional French desserts are made. These light, tasty treats are sophisticated, but the chef will lead you through the dessert making process so you come out with eclairs and cream puffs to be proud of. You’ll also receive instructions and recipes to make at home. 

If you love a good donut, Homemade Beignets (French Donuts) by Atelier Sucré might be a great way to spend a couple of hours. You’ll learn the art of baking, frying, and using yeast dough. Plus, you can add homemade fillings (like chocolate) to your beignets for an extra sweet finished dessert.

Make and Take Truffle class by Roni-Sue’s is a must take if you love chocolate. Roni-Sue’s is in Lower East Manhattan, creating delightful organic chocolates and truffles, among other sweet snacks. During the class, you’ll learn about ganache, which is a multi-faceted part of desserts used for anything from cake to chocolate covered strawberries to truffles. Ronni-Sue will show you how to “up your sweets game” as you’re creating your truffle. Plus you get to take home ganache for practicing at home. 

NY Cake Academy in the Chelsea area of Manhattan can take a number of cake decorating classes from an award-winning cake decorator. When you take Fondant 101, you’ll learn cake decorating techniques like crumb coating, covering a cake with fondant so it has a smooth professional finish, and how to design a bow and ribbon from fondant. At the end of class, you’ll have a five inch “bow cake” to take home. 

Virtual Dessert Classes & Schools

If you prefer to learn from the comfort of your own spaces, there are many virtual dessert making courses you can take that offer a similar live feeling as in-person instruction. You may have to supply your own ingredients and materials, but the wider variety of courses may make up for that. CourseHorse is a great place to begin your search for online dessert classes

If you love cookies, this Cookie Decorating class by Food Craft may pique your interest. You’ll learn techniques to make cute cookies for all seasons and events. During class, you’ll also learn how to make chocolate glaze for your cookies and cinnamon sugar palmiers. The only thing you’ll need to supply are scissors and paper towels, the rest of the ingredients for class are shipped right to your door after you register for class. 

Candy Making: Truffles & Brittle will teach you how to craft dark chocolate truffles and brittle with the mix-ins of your choice. When you sign up for class, you’ll receive many of the ingredients in the mail including peanuts, dark chocolate, hazelnuts, cocoa powder, and a gift card to purchase heavy cream for the truffle-making and/or brittle mix-ins. You’ll need to provide some items you probably already have in your kitchen like sugar, baking soda, and a cookie or baking sheet. 

Private Group Dessert Classes in NYC

Do you want to schedule a dessert making class as a fun team-building event for your business or organization? Maybe you’re leading a holiday get together or birthday celebration. CourseHorse has many dessert making classes for private groups in NYC

Even those with a sweet tooth will be pleased with Candy Making: Truffles & Brittle. Your group will learn to make dark chocolate truffles and brittle with peanuts or other mix-ins. Because the class can accommodate up to 250 people, you’ll have plenty of hand crafted treats to eat and enjoy together. 

You’ll need to provide some basic baking ingredients such as sugar, salt, and a baking sheet for the course; however, CourseHorse ships most of the primary ingredients like cocoa powder, dark chocolate, and hazelnuts to each participant, so preparation is simple. 

The Virtual Ice Cream Making Workshop might be a great way to spend an hour together and enjoy a crowd favorite dessert. During class, the chef will show you how to make sweet cream ice cream, as well as the ginger ice cream featured in the New York Times. You’ll leave class with basic ice cream making techniques for making your own ice cream at home.

Before the course, each participant receives an ice cream making kit shipped to their door. The kit includes ginger syrup, crystallized ginger, cookies, and bags. Individuals participating in class will need to supply their own milk or cream, sugar, and ice. Up to 100 people can join the Virtual Ice Cream Making Workshop during one class. 

CourseHorse private groups offer several helpful benefits, including the ability to customize your experience. There’s a $150 fee, but you can add themes, games, or even additional expert support to make the experience memorable

Private group classes require a minimum of ten people. If you don’t have a final headcount for your group, you can still book with the minimum and update your group information when you know for sure how many people will attend. 

There aren’t any booking fees, and within 24 hours, you’ll receive a confirmation of your group. CourseHorse recommends Zoom for the platform, but they can support others, too, if your company has a preferred platform.

Curious to see how classes work? Have additional questions? Reach out to CourseHorse on their website via the contact form to schedule a demo or get answers to your questions.